[ubuntu-uk] LTS or Latest Version??

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 20 00:07:14 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-10-19 at 23:58 +0100, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 19 October 2010 23:32, Tony Doherty <tony.doherty at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> > I am always keen to update to the latest releases of Ubuntu.
> >
> > However, can I ask - if I were to stick with a LTS version such as 10.4 long term - would this version eventually receive updates to upgrade to the latest versions of, say, FireFox and OpenOffice when they become available?
> >
> Generally no. The software versions stay as they are when that version
> of Ubuntu was released. The only updates are to fix bugs. Sometimes
> this means updating to a new bugfix release of given software,
> sometimes it means Ubuntu manually applying bugfixes in their
> packages.

Well, the LTS *will* get a new version of Firefox in the future (once
3.6 is end-of-life), although it will most likely skip 4.0.

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